Howdy! I'm a native Texan who has been blessed to call East Texas home since 1990. I have been married to a wonderful woman for 26 years and we have 3 children. In addition to hosting the Merrell in the Morning Show, I'm also the public address announcer for SFA football and basketball games (Axe 'em, Jacks!). I also do the play by play for Nacogdoches Dragon Football. I love God, and I'm especially fond of fajitas, brisket, and The Princess Bride.
Out of Control Texas Fire Has Scorched Acreage Bigger Than Dallas
A Disaster declaration is in place for 60 Texas counties and numerous evacuations continue
BREAKING: A Massive Buc-ee’s is Coming to This Texas College Town
City leaders have approved the site of this new Buc-ee's in Texas. This 74,000 square foot store will bring up to 225 new jobs to the area.
Texas DPS Is Tops For Sexiest State Police Uniforms in America
3,000 persons were asked who wears the sexiest state police uniform. The Texas DPS was voted #1 in America
Two Texas Children Abducted Monday Morning, Amber Alert Issued
Two children under 10 are in grave or immediate danger according to the Wilmer, Texas Police Department
Where Were Last Week’s Huge Texas Lottery Scratch Off Winners?
Over $2 million was won last week in Texas Lottery Scratch Offs. Here are the lucky locations
Ryan Ivey Leaving SFA to Take Over Athletics at Louisiana Tech
Ryan Ivey, who has been SFA's Athletic Director since 2018, will be taking over the AD position at Louisiana Tech
BREAKING: Body of Missing Livingston, Texas Girl Found in River
The Polk County Sheriff has confirmed that the 11-year-old girl's body was found in the Trinity River. A suspect in custody will be charged with Capital Murder
Last Week’s 10 Big Texas Lottery Winners & Their Lucky Locations
Across the Lone Star State, see where lucky players scored big in the latest Texas Lottery scratch-off games roundup.
Person of Interest Arrested in Case of Missing East Texas Girl
The Amber Alert for the 11-year-old girl continues. Police have arrested a Livingston, Texas man that they consider a person of interest.
This Small Texas Lake is Making A Name For Trophy Largemouth Bass
It's less than 700 acres, but this lake has produced a 10 and 13 pounder in just the past two weeks.
NWS: More Cool, Wet Weather for Texas , But La Nina Summer Awaits
Looks like more of the same weather for most of Texas, but this Summer could be another brutal one.
Frantic Search Underway for Missing East Texas Girl
The 11-year-old girl reportedly never made it onto her school bus Thursday morning